ATI has finally landed the RADEON X800 architecture onto a mainstream graphics processor, the one that was known under RV410 code-name. Today a number of web-sites have taking a look at the architecture features of the company’s new graphics option for mainstream market - ATI RADEON X700 XT. This graphics card is aimed to conquer NVIDIA’s GeForce 6600 GT product with the help of turbo-charged micro-architecture as well as new CATALYST AI set of performance boosters. As the number of available reviews shows the interest to this product is astonishing:
- ComputerBase (German)
- DarkHardware (Turkish)
- Hard Tecs 4U
- PC Perspective
- Sudhian Media
- The Tech Report
- Tom’s Hardware Guide
- X-bit labs - Architecture Preview
- X-bit labs - Gaming Performance Preview
3DVelocity has reviewed BioSimDisk 128MB USB mobile storage device. This small, USB powered thumb drive with 128MB of free space is capable of working with most recent operating systems and even be used for booting them. To protect your valuable data, the BioSimDisk has built-in fingerprint recognition capability.
Gamers-depot.com has reviewed Seagate 160GB Barracuda hard disk drive. Even though this is probably one of the long-living drives on the market, it now sports a new Serial ATA technology called Native Command Queuing.
If you ever thought about turning your PC into high-end TV now is the time to do it. TrustedReviews has reviewed ATI TV Wonder USB 2.0 external TV tuner. The new TV Wonder offers some great features: it can receive its signal from an aerial, composite video or S-Video sources, you can also schedule and record TV programs, pause and rewind live television, capture video in MPEG 1/2/4, AVI and Windows Media formats, snag images directly from the screen, and even set the television up as your desktop wallpaper.
GamePC has taken a look at Viewsonic’s VP912B LCD monitor. This TFT display boast features such as a large SXGA panel and a new glass screen treatment. Also this is the first 19” LCD monitor on the market which boasts fast pixel refresh rates and is using 12ms refresh rate screen technology for this model.
Short-Media has reviewed Gigabyte’s 3D Rocket SE PCU22-SE cooler. The Gigabyte 3D Rocket Pro heatsink weights 490 grams and combines traditional fin style blades with heat pipe technology. Build with copper base and heat-pipes as well as aluminum fins; this cooling solution is capable of cooling down all of the modern CPUs.
Club Overclocker has reviewed CoolWave Stormcool III water cooling solution. This water cooling solution is designed to cool down processors for Socket 478/370/462. In addition to the copper made CPU water block, you get a VGA and a Northbridge water blocks as well. All of this comes at a price of $100.